Sheila Oakes

Montclair, NJ USA

Professional Experience

A veteran of the book publishing industry, I am available as a ghostwriter, freelance editor, book doctor, and proposal writer. My expertise is in non-fiction (both practical and narrative) and my categories include self-help, psychology, parenting (particularly special needs), wellness, and personal growth. I specialize in communicating expert information to readers so that they can make positive changes in their lives.


25 Years
8 Years


Family, Children & Teenagers
30 Years
30 Years
30 Years


Book Publishing Consumer
35 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

35 Years

Other Work History

My current project list is available on request. A former book editor, I have held editorial positions at Ballantine Books, Dell, Fireside (Simon & Schuster); Perigee (Penguin Putnam), and St. Martin's Press. Published work: co-author of GET MOTIVATED with Kara Leverte Farley (Fireside, 1994) and an essay in the anthology TEARS TO TRIUMPH, edited by Dawn Daniels and Candace Sandy with Dr. Jarralynne Agee (Kensington/Souls of My Sisters, 2009)